January 11, 2006

Affluenza - the Movie and its Sequel

Affluenza was first shown on PBS and developed such a following that a sequel was made, Escape from Affluenza. PBS offers a site page devoted to Affluenza - which includes a fun online quiz, if you like that sort of thing (I do).

Buying a copy of the movie is surprisingly expensive: amazon.com offers the original for almost sixty bucks. The sequel is listed on amazon.com, as well, with three buyers waiting and no copy for sale.

If you live in the Seattle area, the original was shown together with the Walmart movie this past November at Camp Long. Googling the movie's name reveals periodic showings around the country; however, nothing on the shelf at the San Antonio Public Library.

So I'm requesting the librarians there check into it, and hoping for a repeat on PBS sometime soon.


The Red Son said...

Great film, too bad its not free online.

Rebecca said...

I agree, Red Son. After reading your comment, I did a quick search on Google and found one site that appeared to offer the movie for free, but it didn't seem safe.

The site wanted the ability to download toolbars, etc. and I thought better of it.

Later this weekend, I'll try and see if I can find it online somewhere .... and if I do, I'll post on it.

Thanks for writing! And, great icon!

The Red Son said...

It's a PBS thing, so I am sure that I can find it a public library.

Glad you like the icon, its from a comic mini-series called "The Red Son."

Anonymous said...

What a paradox. Buying a movie about the addiction to buying. This world will never cease to amaze me.

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